Ing. Dr. Joseph Xavier Francisco Ribeiro

Staff Grade: 
Brief Bio: 

Ing. Joseph X. F. Ribeiro (M.GhIE) is a Lecturer of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Kumasi Polytechnic. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the KNUST, Ghana in 2003, and a Master of Science degree in the Mechanical Engineering (Design and Production) in the same institution in 2011. He lectures mechanical design and production engineering, strength of materials as well as engineering materials, quality assurance, and manufacturing systems related courses.

His research interests broadly include bio-energy, solar and solar thermal applications, and product and process quality improvement in engineering manufacture. His other experiences in the renewable energy sector includes among others active involvement in the first CDM programme of activities for clean cookstoves in Ghana, data collection of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the Gambia, research and development of solar dryers for drying of agricultural produce in Ghana, and mapping of stakeholders in the Clean Cookstove Sector of Ghana.

  • 2009 - 2011 MSc. Mechanical Engineering – Design and Production, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana
  • 2010 Installation and Maintenance of Standalone Power Systems – Design and Installation Deng Limited, Accra
  • 2007 Installation and Maintenance of Standalone Power Systems – Installation and Maintenance, Deng Limited, Accra
  • 1999 – 2003 BSc – Mechanical Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana
Professional Membership: 
Member, Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE)
Research Interests: 
Design and development of solar cookers for domestic use Accelerated solar drying methods for some agricultural products in Ghana
Teaching Areas: 

MEC 142 Strength of Materials
MEC 152 Engineering Drawing
MER 204 Metrology
MEA 312 Principles of Supervision